Fulvio Di Piazza
Roughly a year ago, I went to a show at the Jonathan Levine Gallery in NYC and I was lucky enough to see an exhibition of Fulvio Di Piazza. His style is like a new surrealism that takes landscape paintings and transforms it with a combination of scale, texture, composition and lighting. One of the most amazing things to experience by looking at Fulvio Di Piazza's work is variation in scale. You have to stand close up to a 8 foot wide painting to see that there is a fuzzy, oil painted texture. And if you walk back about 10 feet, you see these incredibly detailed, meticulously crafted compositions of animals, human busts, landscape elements like volcanoes, etc. All of the larger forms are broken down into elements of the natural landscape as well. Seeing the incredible images online is only really half of the experience of Fulvio Di Piazza's artwork. If you will only see these paintings online, they're still amazing, interesting and masterful.